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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 37)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date8-17-1978
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age37 years, 10 months, 12 days
BatsR
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-1.62012
0.12013
0.42014
0.32015
-0.02016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2004 HOU MLB 25 0 33.0 34 8 24 3 .265 94 9.3 2.2 0.8 6.5 57% .304 .250 1.27 3.77 3.55 100 4.99 0.2
2005 HOU MLB 77 0 79.7 73 23 60 7 .262 98 8.2 2.6 0.8 6.8 60% .283 .241 1.21 3.72 3.28 0 0.00 0.0
2006 HOU MLB 81 0 88.7 76 28 56 10 .266 96 7.7 2.8 1.0 5.7 61% .258 .236 1.17 4.46 3.76 107 5.26 0.4
2007 HOU MLB 79 0 82.7 84 25 78 10 .260 103 9.1 2.7 1.1 8.5 58% .323 .246 1.32 3.88 3.05 0 0.00 0.0
2008 ARI MLB 77 0 73.7 61 18 71 4 .265 99 7.5 2.2 0.5 8.7 59% .279 .215 1.07 2.74 2.81 78 3.48 1.5
2009 ARI MLB 51 0 52.0 53 7 45 5 .260 101 9.2 1.2 0.9 7.8 60% .304 .239 1.15 3.09 3.63 88 4.47 0.4
2010 ARI 0 43 0 38.0 61 15 34 5 .268 95 14.4 3.6 1.2 8.1 57% .415 .337 2.00 4.29 8.29 0 0.00 0.0
2010 TBA 0 27 0 21.0 24 6 15 2 .251 109 10.3 2.6 0.9 6.4 55% .328 .271 1.43 3.86 5.57 0 0.00 0.0
2011 SDN MLB 77 0 74.3 73 20 43 7 .260 91 8.8 2.4 0.8 5.2 60% .280 .256 1.25 3.87 3.51 104 5.09 -0.3
2012 NYA 0 8 0 7.3 10 3 2 0 .263 99 12.3 3.7 0.0 2.5 54% .357 .284 1.77 3.73 6.14 0 0.00 0.0
2012 PHI 0 35 0 31.3 39 9 19 7 .260 100 11.2 2.6 2.0 5.5 56% .308 .301 1.53 5.69 4.60 0 0.00 0.0
2012 PIT 0 17 0 13.7 14 2 6 0 .265 93 9.2 1.3 0.0 4.0 60% .280 .247 1.17 2.70 6.59 0 0.00 0.0
2013 MIA MLB 66 0 62.0 57 19 49 4 .259 96 8.3 2.8 0.6 7.1 65% .298 .236 1.23 3.29 2.61 98 4.49 0.1
2014 HOU MLB 58 0 51.3 54 5 43 5 .267 100 9.5 0.9 0.9 7.5 58% .310 .248 1.15 3.16 3.33 89 3.89 0.4
2015 HOU MLB 60 0 49.3 46 9 46 6 .260 103 8.4 1.6 1.1 8.4 61% .288 .242 1.11 3.49 4.38 95 4.26 0.3
2016 COL MLB 32 0 23.3 34 6 10 3 .272 13.1 2.3 1.2 3.9 59% .333 .283 1.71 4.77 5.79 117 5.74 -0.2
2010 TOT MLB 70 0 59.0 85 21 49 7 .262 100 13.0 3.2 1.1 7.5 56% .386 .316 1.80 4.14 7.32 99 5.88 -0.7
2012 TOT MLB 60 0 52.3 63 14 27 7 .262 98 10.8 2.4 1.2 4.6 57% .308 .285 1.47 4.63 5.33 116 7.36 -1.6
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2001 GRL A 26 26 162.0 149 31 125 8 .000 8.3 1.7 0.4 6.9 0% -.860 .000 1.11 3.22 3.72
2002 ROU AA 29 29 163.0 174 67 142 9 .000 9.6 3.7 0.5 7.8 0% .333 .000 1.48 3.44 4.36
2002 Mes Wnt 9 7 28.3 27 10 19 2 .000 8.6 3.2 0.6 6.0 0% -.806 .000 1.31 4.20 4.45
2003 ROU AA 28 28 175.3 174 61 132 12 .000 8.9 3.1 0.6 6.8 0% .306 .000 1.34 4.01 3.85
2004 HOU MLB 25 0 33.0 34 8 24 3 .265 94 9.3 2.2 0.8 6.5 57% .304 .250 1.27 3.77 3.55
2004 NWO AAA 32 14 106.7 134 30 72 8 .000 11.3 2.5 0.7 6.1 0% .348 .000 1.54 4.17 5.57
2005 HOU MLB 77 0 79.7 73 23 60 7 .262 98 8.2 2.6 0.8 6.8 60% .283 .241 1.21 3.72 3.28
2006 HOU MLB 81 0 88.7 76 28 56 10 .266 96 7.7 2.8 1.0 5.7 61% .258 .236 1.17 4.46 3.76
2007 HOU MLB 79 0 82.7 84 25 78 10 .260 103 9.1 2.7 1.1 8.5 58% .323 .246 1.32 3.88 3.05
2008 ARI MLB 77 0 73.7 61 18 71 4 .265 99 7.5 2.2 0.5 8.7 59% .279 .215 1.07 2.74 2.81
2009 ARI MLB 51 0 52.0 53 7 45 5 .260 101 9.2 1.2 0.9 7.8 60% .304 .239 1.15 3.09 3.63
2010 ARI MLB 43 0 38.0 61 15 34 5 .268 95 14.4 3.6 1.2 8.1 57% .415 .337 2.00 4.29 8.29
2010 TBA MLB 27 0 21.0 24 6 15 2 .251 109 10.3 2.6 0.9 6.4 55% .328 .271 1.43 3.86 5.57
2011 SDN MLB 77 0 74.3 73 20 43 7 .260 91 8.8 2.4 0.8 5.2 60% .280 .256 1.25 3.87 3.51
2012 NYA MLB 8 0 7.3 10 3 2 0 .263 99 12.3 3.7 0.0 2.5 54% .357 .284 1.77 3.73 6.14
2012 PHI MLB 35 0 31.3 39 9 19 7 .260 100 11.2 2.6 2.0 5.5 56% .308 .301 1.53 5.69 4.60
2012 PIT MLB 17 0 13.7 14 2 6 0 .265 93 9.2 1.3 0.0 4.0 60% .280 .247 1.17 2.70 6.59
2012 IND AAA 1 1 1.0 0 0 3 0 .216 109 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.0 0% .000 .013 0.00 -2.84 0.00
2013 MIA MLB 66 0 62.0 57 19 49 4 .259 96 8.3 2.8 0.6 7.1 65% .298 .236 1.23 3.29 2.61
2014 HOU MLB 58 0 51.3 54 5 43 5 .267 100 9.5 0.9 0.9 7.5 58% .310 .248 1.15 3.16 3.33
2015 HOU MLB 60 0 49.3 46 9 46 6 .260 103 8.4 1.6 1.1 8.4 61% .288 .242 1.11 3.49 4.38
2015 CCH AA 2 2 1.7 2 0 1 1 .274 108 10.8 0.0 5.4 5.4 50% .200 .369 1.20 9.90 5.40
2016 COL MLB 32 0 23.3 34 6 10 3 .272 13.1 2.3 1.2 3.9 59% .333 .283 1.71 4.77 5.79

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 1021 0.5426 0.4995 0.7490 0.6209 0.3555 0.8459 0.5482 0.2510
2009 741 0.5857 0.5061 0.7867 0.6106 0.3583 0.8792 0.5636 0.2133
2010 1027 0.4937 0.4703 0.8075 0.5996 0.3442 0.8882 0.6704 0.1925
2011 1068 0.4934 0.4934 0.8065 0.6357 0.3549 0.8776 0.6823 0.1935
2012 833 0.4790 0.4874 0.8300 0.6617 0.3272 0.8902 0.7183 0.1700
2013 805 0.5453 0.4981 0.7556 0.6378 0.3306 0.8857 0.4545 0.2444
2014 672 0.5342 0.4881 0.7622 0.5905 0.3706 0.8491 0.6034 0.2378
2015 729 0.4966 0.5007 0.7562 0.6657 0.3379 0.8880 0.5000 0.2438
2016 361 0.4211 0.4654 0.8155 0.6382 0.3397 0.9278 0.6620 0.1845
Career72570.51440.4910.78490.62810.34690.87810.60190.2151

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-07 2014-09-15 DTD 8 7 Right Hip Strain Glute -
2014-08-20 2014-08-22 DTD 2 2 - Low Back Soreness -
2014-05-09 2014-05-11 DTD 2 2 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-08-25 2012-09-09 15-DL 15 13 Left Inflammation Big Toe - -
2012-04-08 2012-04-11 DTD 3 2 Right Foot Soreness Heel - -
2009-08-31 2009-10-05 60-DL 35 31 Left Knee Surgery Dislocated Patella and Torn Meniscus Two Places and Partial Quad Tendon Tear 2009-09-05
2009-05-29 2009-06-05 DTD 7 6 Right Forearm Soreness -
2007-02-18 2007-03-11 Camp 21 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2006-08-25 2006-08-29 DTD 4 3 Right Foot Soreness Heel -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 COL $3,750,000
2016 COL $2,250,000
2015 HOU $3,000,000
2014 HOU $2,750,000
2013 MIA $1,150,000
2012 PHI $1,150,000
2011 SDN $1,500,000
2010 ARI $4,185,000
2009 ARI $2,535,000
2008 ARI $1,312,500
2007 HOU $441,000
2006 HOU $376,000
2005 HOU $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$18,715,500
2011Current$2,250,000
12 yrPvs + Cur$20,965,500
1 yrFuture$3,750,000
13 yrTotal$24,715,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 58 dExcel Sports2 years/$6M (2016-17)

Details
  • 2 years/$6M (2016-17). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/8/15. $1M signing bonus. 16:$1.75M, 17:$3.25M.
  • 2 years/$6M (2014-15), plus 2016 club option. Signed by Houston as a free agent 12/7/13. 14:$2.75M, 15:$3M, 16:$3.5M club option, $0.25M buyout. Houston declined 2016 option 11/3/15.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Miami as a free agent 1/25/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.15M in majors. May request release 3/26/13 if he will not make Major League roster. $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors. May opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster. Contract purchased by Miami 3/31/13.
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2012). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/31/12. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade 7/1/12 after being DFA by Philadelphia 6/28/12. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Yankees 7/31/12.
  • 1 year/$2.55M (2011), plus 2012 club option. Signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/19/11. 11:$1.5M, 12:$6M club option, $1.05M buyout. San Diego declined 2012 option 10/31/11.
  • 1 year/$4.185M (2010). Re-signed by Arizona 1/18/10 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Arizona 7/31/10.
  • 1 year/$2.535M (2009). Re-signed by Arizona 1/20/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.3125M (2008). Re-signed by Arizona 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.441M (2007). Renewed by Houston 3/07. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Houston 12/14/07.
  • 1 year/$0.376M (2006). Re-signed by Houston 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005). Re-signed by Houston 2/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Houston 11/03.
  • Drafted by Houston 2000 (2-67) (Nevada-Reno). $0.415M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .270 .321 .406 .271
11 vs R (Multi) .250 .280 .381 .231
18 Split (Multi) .020 .041 .025 .041
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .230 .286 .328 .239
31 vs R (2015) .256 .282 .432 .243
38 Split (2015) -.026 .003 -.104 -.004
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-10-06 19:30:00 (link to chat)How bad is the Astros bullpen? Would anyone be shocked if the Yankees came back here?
(MadJoe from Bronx)
Their ERA was north of 6 in September, wouldn't shock me. Chad Qualls entering would be the best thing for the Yankees. Sipp's been effective this year. But yeah, they're a bit worn down. - KD (AL Wild Card Game Chat)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think gets the most saves for Houston this year, and is that player worth drafting?
(uvasuperman from Atlanta)
I still like Jesse Crain assuming health, although that's an open question right now. I have no faith in Chad Qualls even if he does start the year with the job. But to your point, Crain is a trade candidate even if he does get on track so all of these guys are late round fliers and maybe even reserve picks in 12-team mixers. (Mike Gianella)
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)The only acceptable Yu Darvish pun will come if Toronto signs Chad Qualls and it can be said of their offseason, "Q And Not Yu."
(bradleyankrom from Space)
One of my two was "queue and not yu" but it never really came together. (Sam Miller)
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much do you think getting bullpen help would help the Angels make the post-season this year? They've already said they don't want to pay for the top-tier guys like Adams or Bell. What other relievers are out there that might make a difference? Koji Uehara?
(Dennis from LA)
Uehara or maybe Jim Johnson. I mean, there are about 424 available right handed relievers, and most of those are second tier guys. Thing about relievers is, let's say you get a Chad Qualls. Qualls could go out for 20IP and give up 2ER or Give up 14ER. It's too tough to predict with the less than elite players, of which there are very few. So, you bring in someone(s) with good stuff who's pitching well & you cross your fingers and pray. (Mike Ferrin)
2009-07-24 16:30:00 (link to chat)Any feeling about what the Yanks should do this trade deadline?
(Nick from NYC)
Move Phil Hughes into the starting rotation, try and trade for someone like Jason Frasor or Chad Qualls. (Eric Seidman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Chad Qualls has thrown 8,141 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Slider (85mph). He also rarely throws a Change (82mph).